Premier League: Stoke City F.C. vs. Chelsea F.C. [Predictions, Live Stream]
The Premier League continues with the sixth week of the 38-week season. Here is everything you need to know about Stoke City versus Chelsea.
Chelsea is meeting Stoke City at bet365 Stadium in Stoke on Saturday as the Premier League enters Matchday 6 of the 38-week season.
Kickoff is slated for 10 a.m. ET on Sept. 23. The matchday is being broadcast by multiple providers for those who call the game football, and soccer fans in the U.S. will be able to watch the match on CNBC. U.S.-based viewers can also subscribe to the Premier League Pass on NBC Sports Gold in order to watch the match live. The Premier League Pass costs $50.
About 250 Premier League games this season will be televised on NBC, NBC SN and CNBC or available for streaming on NBC Sports Live. Another 130 games will be available exclusively on NBC Sports Gold.
After a dreadful opening day loss to Burnley, the defending champions Chelsea have righted the ship rather quickly as they sit in third with 10 points.
The Blues won three-straight matches over Tottenham, Everton and Leicester before a goalless draw to Arsenal on Sunday.
They are still searching for the right attacking combination to support Alvaro Morata. The full return of Belgian talisman Eden Hazard will surely ease the pressure off the newly acquired Spanish striker.
Chelsea will be without David Luiz for the next three matches though after picking up a red card in the final moments of the Arsenal match.
Stoke saw a promising draw to Manchester United canceled out by a loss to Newcastle last week, a frustrating turn of events considering the Potters picked up an unlikely three points against Arsenal on Aug. 19.
Had they picked up a better result against Newcastle, Stoke is five or six spots higher from their current spot of 13th in the table.
Regardless, Eric Maxim Choupo-Motig has been an invaluable addition to the club after signing from Schalke. The Cameroonian has provided a pair of goals in five matches.
1. Manchester City (13 pts., +14 GD)
2. Manchester United (13 pts., +14 GD)
3. CHELSEA (10 pts., +3 GD)
4. Newcastle (9 pts., +2 GD)
5. Tottenham (8 pts., +4 GD)
6. Huddersfield (8 pts., +2 GD)
7. Burnley (8 pts., +1 GD)
8. Liverpool (8 pts., 0 GD)
9. Southampton (8 pts., 0 GD)
10. West Bromwich Albion (8 pts., 0 GD)
11. Watford (8 pts., -2 GD)
12. Arsenal (7 pts., -1 GD)
13. STOKE (5 pts., -1 GD)
14. Swansea (5 pts., -3 GD)
15. Leicester City (4 pts., -2 GD)
16. Brighton & Hove Albion (4 pts., -3 GD)
17. West Ham (4 pts., -6 GD)
18. Everton (4 pts., -8 GD)
19. Bournemouth (3 pts., -6 GD)
20. Crystal Palace (0 pts., -8 GD)
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